Charles Moody is an AV-rated lawyer who is a partner at Hall Booth Smith, P.C., in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has practiced since April 2006. His practice includes defense of long-term care facilities, hospitals, and other health care providers, along with defense of non-medical professionals in civil litigation throughout the state of Tennessee. Mr. Moody previously practiced in Dallas for over 20 years following completion of his clerkship for Justice William H.D. Fones of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Before coming to Hall Booth Smith, P.C., Mr. Moody practiced defense and plaintiff's medical malpractice law in Dallas, Texas, where he was involved in a number of high-profile lawsuits on both the plaintiff and defense sides of the docket.
Mr. Moody has represented hospitals, physicians, chiropractors, podiatrists, and other medical providers in medical malpractice cases, including birth trauma matters. He has also represented physicians and other medical providers in licensing or medical staff privilege disputes.
Juris Doctor, 1984 Memphis State University
Bachelor of Arts, 1980 Memphis State University (cum laude)
United States District Court, Northern District of Texas - 1985
United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas- 1988
United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee- 2006
United States District Court, Middle District of Tenessee- 2007
State Bar of Texas
Tennessee Bar Association
DRI, Nashville Bar Association
National Registry of Who's Who (2001 Edition)
Author and Speaker, "HMO Liability", New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, March 2000; Author, Green v. Lindsey, A More Restrictive View of Constructive Notice and Due Process, 12 Mem. St. U.L. Rev. 87 (1982); Co-author: "Recent Developments in Discovery"-San Antonio Medical Malpractice Conference, 1987; "Handling Emergency Room Cases"-San Antonio Medical Malpractice Conference, 1989; "Defending Recent Cases-Loss of Chance Doctrine"-Medical Malpractice Conference for Attorneys and Legal Assistants, Houston 1989; "Psychiatric Malpractice-Liability for the Freudian Slip"-Medical Malpractice Conference, San Antonio 1990; "Defense of Psychiatric Malpractice Cases"-Medical Malpractice Conference, San Antonio 1992; "Recent Developments in Liability Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations"- Medical Malpractice Conference, Austin 1992
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
ALM and Martindale Hubbell, Tennessee Top Rated Lawyers in Civil Law, Medical Malpractice, 2012
American Association of Trial Lawyers; Texas Association of Trial Lawyers